Idiophanous
Idiophanous Id`i*oph"a*nous, a. [Idio- + ? to appear.] (Crystallog.) Exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals. [1913 Webster]

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  • idiophanous — |idē|äfənəs adjective Etymology: idio + phan (from Greek phainein to show) + ous more at fancy of a crystal : exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope * * * idiophanous etc.: see idio …   Useful english dictionary

  • idiophanous — id·i·oph·a·nous …   English syllables

  • Idiocyclophanous — Id i*o*cy*cloph a*nous, a. [Idio + Gr. ? circle + ? to appear.] (Crystallog.) Same as {Idiophanous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epoptic — (ˈ)e|päptik adjective Etymology: Greek epoptikos, from epoptēs + ikos ic 1. : of or designed for an epopt : secret 2. : of or being the interference figures exhibited by idiophanous crystals …   Useful english dictionary

  • idiocyclophanous — |idē(ˌ)ō|sī|kläfənəs adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary idio + cycl + phan (from Greek phainein to show) + ous more at fancy : idiophanous * * * idiocyclophanous etc.: see …   Useful english dictionary

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